Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 614
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1975-1987
The Division of Petrology was established in the Department of Mineral Sciences in 1964. In 1973, the name was changed to the Division of Petrology and Volcanology. Curators in the Division have included William G. Melson, Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1973, and Curator, 1973- ; Thomas E. Simkin, Geologist, 1972-1973, Associate Curator, 1973-1974, and Curator, 1974- ; Richard S. Fiske, Curator, 1975- ; and Sorena Sorensen, Associate Curator, 1984- .
This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Petrology and Volcanology from 1975 to 1984. Most of the correspondence is written by the professional staff of the Division, but also included are letters of Museum Specialist Harold H. Banks, Jr. The records document the acquisition and identification of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of the staff.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Melson, William G., 1938-
- Simkin, Tom
- Fiske, Richard S.
- Sorensen, Sorena Svea, 1956-
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 614, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology, Correspondence and Memoranda